A Fertility Doctor Answers Your Top Questions About Contraception

Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD, board certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist, reviews several of the top questions she gets asked as a fertility doctor about contraception. This episode is sponsored by Plan B One-Step® emergency contraception. To learn more about Plan B, visit www.PlanBOneStep.com for more information on the product and where to access it. Always read the label.

Is Plan B an abortion pill?
Can an IUD cause infertility?
Can you take emergency contraception more than once?
Will a hormonal IUD make my acne worse?
Do the birth control pills mask menopause?
You deserve to understand the choices, the pros and cons, the side effects and the risks. You deserve to be able to evaluate all this information and make the right choices.
But you can’t make decisions on data you don’t know.
So today I’m taking your top questions about contraception and answering them for you.
Breaking down the facts.
Talking about science.
Studies, stats, data, and more.


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Gallo MF, Lopez LM, Grimes DA, Carayon F, Schulz KF, Helmerhorst FM. Combination contraceptives: effects on weight. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jan 29;(1):CD003987.

Skovlund CW, Mørch LS, Kessing LV, Lidegaard Ø. Association of Hormonal Contraception With Depression. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 1;73(11):1154-1162.

Rowlands S, Oloto E, Horwell DH. Intrauterine devices and risk of uterine perforation: current perspectives. Open Access J Contracept. 2016;7:19-32.
Lortscher, D at al. Hormonal Contraceptives and Acne: A Retrospective Analysis of 217 Patients. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(6):670-4.

Mørch LS, Skovlund CW, Hannaford PC, Iversen L, Fielding S, Lidegaard Ø. Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 7;377(23):2228-2239.

Do Birth Control Pills Hurt Your Future Fertility? Truth From a Fertility Doctor: https://youtu.be/ywYZNkdo4ug.

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Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD is a double board certified OBGYN and REI, and co-founder of Fora Fertility, a boutique fertility practice in Austin, Texas.

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